Raising Children In This Brave New World

I've been noticing a disturbing trend among the parenting crowd. I guess it took me a while to catch on; but it somehow it seems to be seeping up through the fabric of our society like sewer water creeps out from underneath a poorly sealed toilet base. It's bad enough...

Hands-on Learning Games: Help Your Child Learn to Sequence

Looking to help your child improve his sequencing skills? Here is a fun hands-on learning game that will improve your child's skills using their favorite children's songs. Why is sequencing important anyway? Helping your child learn to sequence is important for...

Parenting Solutions: 4 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Teenager

Parenting teenagers is definitely not a job for the faint of heart.  Gone are the days when your little one cradled your chin and gave you butterfly kisses on the nose. Instead, parents are faced with disdain, constant criticism, and even downright hostility: you are...

Hands-On Learning Games: Help Your Child Improve His Handwriting

Have you noticed, or been told by your child's teacher, that he has trouble writing? If so, there are many different hands-on learning games you can do with your child that can help improve his handwriting ability. Technically termed graphomotor weakness, handwriting...

Language Development: 5 Tips on How to Handle Stimming

Flapping hands, spinning, opening and closing doors, and saying the same words over and over again can try the patience of even the most tolerant parents. These behaviors, which are called self-stimulatory behaviors or “stimming” for short, are actually quite common...

How to Talk to Teachers:

  It's been about a week since we started the new plan for N. In my previous post on problems in school, I wrote that N. was having trouble settling down during her first class period in first grade. While I bandied around a couple of solutions (which you can read...